Kudos to the courageous Utahns who are challenging the constitutionality of the Utah Legislature's omnibus education bill.

This bill was a blatant attempt by legislative leadership to force approval of several handouts for private and charter schools, which had previously failed to stand on their own merits, by holding education funding hostage.

House Speaker Greg Curtis should be ashamed of himself. No wonder candidates and voters are defecting from the Utah Republican Party. The party's attempts to circumvent the Utah Constitution and undermine public education are an embarrassment.

Blair Bateman

Provo